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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1938G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

1980After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1945US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

2012John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

1967Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

314Battle at Cibalae: Roman emperor in the west Constantine beats emperor in the eas tLicinius

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

1862Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1943R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

1949Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

1846Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Notable Deaths on October 8th

1793John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

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